Mobile communication is on the increase throughout all fields. At the 2010 Educause conference, exhibitors and session leaders dedicated their time to discussing mobile technology and its role in education. A major concern voiced by educators is that mobile devices, while convenient for accessing digital material, can also cause distractions in classrooms. “Multitasking does lead to distraction,” said Jack Suess, vice president of information technology. “And the idea that students can actually multitask and learn as much as those that are completely focused on the material is a fallacy.”
The article, “Mobile Momentum and Doubts,” appeared October 14 in Inside Higher Education.